Endemol Shine UK announced that James Fox and Kitty Walshe have been appointed Joint Managing Directors of Remarkable Television.
Together Fox and Walshe will have overall responsibility for all of Remarkable Television’s programming. Their remit includes further expanding the company’s line-up of primetime series, creating and producing new UK formats with international potential. They take up their posts immediately, reporting to Endemol Shine UK’s CEO Richard Johnston.
Working closely with Fox and Walshe will be Susan King, current Head of Production at Remarkable Television who has been promoted to Director of Production.
James Fox has held numerous senior positions at Endemol Shine UK since 2010, most recently as Creative Director at Remarkable Games – a production hub within Remarkable with a specialist focus on multiplatform game show formats. He has served as Executive Producer for hits such as Pointless, Two Tribes and The Million Pound Drop, working closely with commercial and digital teams in the development and creation of second screen content. Fox will continue with these responsibilities as Joint MD of Remarkable.
Kitty Walshe joins from TwoFour where she was appointed Head of Features and Daytime in January 2015 and credits include the recent commission of Dr Know (w/t) for Channel 4. This appointment marks a return to Remarkable for Walshe, where she was an Executive Producer for seven years.
During her time at Remarkable she worked across an extensive slate of popular features programmes including Secret Eaters, Gok’s Fashion Fix and Supersize vs Superskinny.
“James and Kitty have a genuine instinct for what makes Remarkable tick,” said Richard Johnston, CEO of Endemol Shine UK. “Along with their complementary skill set, they will make a dynamic and formidable team to lead the creation of a new and exciting line-up of shows.”
Remarkable Television has a portfolio of entertainment hits including Pointless, which continues to be a ratings winner on BBC One, Deal or No Deal which will soon be celebrating its ten year anniversary on Channel 4, The Million Pound Drop which has sold internationally to 50 countries and counting and Two Tribes, a quick fire quiz show for BBC Two.
Forthcoming primetime features and factual entertainment series include Bodyshockers, presented by Katie Piper for Channel 4, The House that £100K Built for BBC Two and It’s Glam Up North, a one-hour Channel 4 pilot featuring Manchester’s leading party planner to the stars, Liz Taylor.